If you’re a big music fan, and an avid concert-goer, you’ve come to the right city! Every month, all of the city’s best venues put on spectacular shows and performances featuring different artists and bands. All of these venues offer a variety of genres to bring in all kinds of people. If you’re looking for a guide to all of the hottest concerts at one of Philly’s four most-well known venues for the month of October continue reading. Happy concert-going!
The Electric Factory is one of Philadelphia’s small concert venues, holding about 3,000 people. Formerly an old electric factory (literally), The Electric Factory provides a great atmosphere for those looking for big-name artists in a small, close-knit venue. This month, music lovers can catch country singer-songwriter Lee Brice on October 21st, blues and jazz artist Musiq Soulchild on October 13th, and techno DJ Galantis on the 7th, all in action at the Electric Factory. These three shows start promptly at 8:30 pm, so get there a little early to make sure you’re up front!
Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
The Theatre of Living Arts is one of Philadelphia’s smallest concert venues seating up to 1,000 people, located on South Street. Concert-lovers can catch a phenomenal performance from a wide array of artists in many different genres. This October, the TLA welcomes rock band Blues Traveler on October 13th at 8 pm and Gavin DeGraw’s “Raw Tour” on October 30th at 8 pm. If you’re a fan of a small, low-key venue, the Theatre of Living Arts might be the venue for you.
The Fillmore is Philadelphia’s most popular concert venue, seating around 3,000 people on a given night. Located in the city’s Fishtown section, The Fillmore hosts a variety of different artists and usually offers concerts four or five nights out of the week, attracting those who are obsessed with concerts. The Fillmore offers a star-studded lineup this October, including ZEDD on the 19th and 20th, Ke$ha on the 7th, Misterwives on the 21st, Krewella on the 28th, and Niall Horan on the 29th. One of the students here at Saint Joes, Brigette Pheloung said, “The Niall Horan concert was phenomenal! He was so good and sounds just as good live as he does on the radio. He had so much energy I didn’t sit down for a second”.
Wells Fargo Center
The Wells Fargo Center is easily Philadelphia’s largest and well-known all-purpose arena, mainly because it’s the home of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers. Located in South Philly, The Wells Fargo Center seats up to 19,500, and brings in many of the world’s top artists. This month, head down to the complex to see Bruno Mars on the 10th, Guns and Roses on the 8th, Katy Perry on the 12th, the Powerhouse Festival, featuring Travis Scott, Meek Mill, and Migos, on the 27th, and Fall Out Boy on the 29th. Additionally, fans of the band Imagine Dragons can catch them in action on November 2nd, so if your October calendar is booked, be sure to head down to the Wells Fargo Center to see them!
Check out this calendar to see who is playing this month~